8 March – Bread that was never kneaded

In just over two months from now, it’s possible that you’ll be somewhere in southern Europe. Somewhere where the pasta, chianti (chianti, chianti, chianti, chianti, chianti, chianti) and the like flow freely. Will you be there?

To celebrate the Latin vibe affecting our favourite TV show, I couldn’t resist picking this song by birthday girl Tonicha (née Antónia de Jesus Montes Tonicha). Portugal has sent a lot of decent songs over the years, often finishing worse than they deserve. Tonicha finished ninth, so is amongst her country’s top ten finishers of all time. If you don’t know this song, clock on the link – you’re definitely in for a treat.

Tonicha is 76 today.

Feliz aniversário Tonicha!